Monday, April 28, 2008

Voting for the Softie Awards is now open!

Softies Central is hosting another Softie Awards competition and I am honored to announce that my Knit Carrot & Mandarin have made it to the finals in the Picnic Food Category. This time there are five categories with five finalists each.

Voting is open now through Tuesday, May 6th at 8pm PST and winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 7th.
Voting is taking place here.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

New Knitting Pattern: Carrot & Mandarin

There have been so many babies amongst my family and friends lately that I decided to design a few knitting patterns that could become baby gifts.

This cute pattern is for a knit Carrot and Mandarin is a really versatile project that can be made into a baby rattle, sachet, or pincushion. It is a quick and inexpensive gift to make. I used one skein of orange and green Lamb's Pride yarn to make both toys with yarn to spare.

This pattern and the Rolled Brim Baby Hat with Stripes are both available in my etsy store.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Curiobot, an archive of strange and wonderful things

I just came across Curiobot. It is a site that selects interesting products that are available on the internet. Some of the items are mass produced, but many are handmade. There are a ton of neat things there. They have listed my fleece Leia Wig among their products. Yeah!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Light Carpet

I just came across this amazing Light Carpet by Finnish architect and artist Johanna Hyrkäs. Light Carpet is made up of a light rope that is enclosed in a crochet cording. You can see more of her work including more Light Carpets at here website.

This piece was part of a design exhibition titled Extremely White, which was organized by Otro Diseno which is located in Amsterdam, but specializes in Latin American design.